Following a solid Week 6 of NFL betting action, we are back at it for another busy NFL Sunday. As we progress deeper into the campaign, the games become more crucial, and the on-field product should continue to improve. Despite the pandemic and ongoing injuries to key players, having the NFL back sure has been thrilling thus far.
This week we’ll kick things off with a divisional clash between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Team. It’s been a really tough go of things for Dallas, as after losing star quarterback Dak Prescott for the season, they responded by getting dominated by the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football. Now, on a short week, they’ll need to dust themselves off to take on an improving Washington group with a solid defense. Not an easy task for coach Mike McCarthy.
You can bet Washington will be up for this matchup. With some fans now allowed into their stadium, this game will certainly have a bit of an atmosphere. It also helps that the NFC East is truly anybody’s division right now, and with Washington’s defense and the change away from Dwayne Haskins at quarterback, don’t be surprised to see this squad go on a bit of a run here. And even though it sounds out of the question, Washington at 1-5 is still very much alive.
Continue reading on beneath the posted odds for further analysis and our take on Washington vs. Dallas here in Week 7. With how tight the NFC East is at the moment, these two losing squads still have very legitimate playoff hopes. Enjoy this divisional clash to kick off your Week 7 of NFL action.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Betting Odds:
Dallas Cowboys PK (-110)
@ Washington (-110)
Over 45 (-110)
Under 45 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Pick:
The Cowboys looked brutal last week against Arizona, and that’s because they are now a brutal team. While many, myself included, thought that Andy Dalton would be able to perform well and Dallas wouldn’t lose all that much without Dak – boy, were we wrong!
Andy Dalton is washed up and looked terrible in every aspect on Monday night. This is a flawed team right now that has big-ticket skill players doing absolutely nothing. Ezekiel Elliott cannot hold onto a football, while Andy Dalton cannot consistently get the ball to Dallas’ trio of talented receivers.
It isn’t going to get any easier this week in what could be a rowdy FedEx Field with fans being let in for this contest. Dallas is down even more offensive linemen here in Week 7, losing Joe Looney and Zack Martin. That brings the total to four starters out to protect Dalton, which is scary considering Washington’s defensive front and pass rush.
On a short week, there’s no chance Dallas has had enough time to change up strategies and personnel. Dalton will have virtually no time and space in the pocket, and Washington will be able to bottle up everything that the Cowboys can offer offensively. Expect more turnovers from this struggling Dallas attack.
On the other side of the ball, expect Washington and Kyle Allen to have a bit of a bounceback outing here in Week 7. The Cowboys’ secondary is an embarrassment right now, and though their pass rush somewhat keeps them afloat – if Kyle Allen gets average protection, it could be another long game for Dallas.
Downfield is where Dallas is weakest, and Terry McLaurin should absolutely feast on the nobodies within the Cowboys’ secondary. His speed and elusiveness will give Dallas fits, and if Allen gets some time, he should be able to deliver a deep ball with consistency on Sunday.
With the Cowboys’ insanely banged-up on their offensive line, they don’t have the skill or speed at quarterback to endure the constant pressure Washington is going to bring. Look for Washington to connect on some deep plays to exploit the Cowboys’ defensive backfield, en route to a big home victory in front of some fans in Landover, Maryland. The NFC East is quite the divisional race!